The airmen and the headhunters: a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II

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A cinematic survival story that features a bamboo airstrip built on a rice paddy, a mad British major, and a blowpipe-wielding army that helped destroy one of the last Japanese strongholds, The Airmen and the Headhunters is a gripping, you-are-there journey into the remote world and forgotten heroism of the Dayaks.
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subject_facetAirmen -- United States -- Biography
Dayak (Indonesian people)
Electronic books
United States. -- Army Air Forces. -- Bomb Group, 5th -- Squadron, 23rd -- History
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American
World War, 1939-1945 -- Search and rescue operations -- Borneo
title_displayThe airmen and the headhunters : a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II
title_fullThe Airmen and the Headhunters A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen and the Unlikeliest Rescue of World War II
The airmen and the headhunters : a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II [electronic resource] / Judith M. Heimann
title_shortThe airmen and the headhunters
title_suba true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II
topic_facetAerial operations, American
Airmen
Dayak (Indonesian people)
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History
Nonfiction
Search and rescue operations
World War, 1939-1945